Back from Eternity
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Back from Eternity
Director John Farrow's Back From Eternity is a virtual scene-for-scene remake of Farrow's 1939 film Five Came Back. The earlier film is the better of the two, if only because it is 22 minutes shorter. The plot concerns a small passenger plane that crashlands in South America, square in the heart of headhunter country. Pilot Robert Ryan is able to get the plane back into flying condition; unfortunately he discovers that the plane will only be able to carry five of its eleven passengers to safety. Who will have to be left behind: condemned murderer Rod Steiger, socialite Phyllis Kirk,… More
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"... John Farrow's 1956 aviation disaster thriller turned jungle survival drama is in fact a faithful remake of the director's own 1939 Five Came Back."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Why this film was made was to see if it could save failing RKO additional expenses and make money the easy way through a remake."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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